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Massar’s Abu Dhabi public offering likely to be put on hold
(The National - 31/01/2015)

The planned initial public offering of Massar Solutions is likely to be put on hold after a disappointing take-up of shares against the backdrop of volatility in regional capital markets and falling oil prices. The subscription period for the offering

Saudi Arabia’s Alhokair planning IPO of Egyptian malls unit
(CPI Financial - 29/01/2015)

Saudi Arabia’s Fawaz Alhokair Group plans to raise as much as $400 million from the sale of shares in its Egyptian malls unit, owner of one of the country’s largest shopping centres. The family-owned group appointed CI Capital to advise on the offer,

Saudi stocks rally on as crude pares losses
(Reuters - 29/01/2015)

Saudi Arabia’s stock market gained strongly for a second straight day yesterday as oil prices rebounded from the day’s lows, reinforcing a growing perception among investors that they have found a floor. Brent crude fell early on Tuesday after an

Qatar shares sustain gains for 2nd day on insurance buy interest
(Gulf Times - 29/01/2015)

The Qatar Stock Exchange witnessed sustained gains for the second day yesterday and settled a tad below the 12,000 mark. Insurance saw the most buying interests as the 20-stock Qatar Index (based on price data) rose 0.5% to 11,980.66 points as trade

Oman stocks decline
(Times of Oman - 29/01/2015)

MSM 30 Index was down by 0.12 per cent to close at 6,584.07 points. MSM Shariah index also decreased by 0.05 per cent to close at 985.29 points. United Finance was the most active in terms of volume as well as turnover. The top gainer was United Finance,

Banks lift Dubai Financial Market
(The National - 29/01/2015)

Dubai’s stock market gained ground yesterday, buoyed by a series of positive results from the banking sector. National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Commercial Bank of Dubai and FGB all reported rising earnings for last year yesterday, following on from similar

4% petchem surge spurs Saudi market
(Arab News - 28/01/2015)

The smooth transition in Saudi Arabia with Custodian of Two Holy Mosques King Salman ascending the throne is expected to have a positive impact on the local stock market in the coming weeks, say Saudi economists. The market has perceived the recent

QSE calls for technology edge to ease information access to companies
(Gulf Times - 28/01/2015)

The Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) has asked the country’s corporate sector to further embrace technology in its social media and website to enhance smooth flow information as part of the concerted efforts to instil investor’s confidence in the financial

Tadawul trends upward by 2.43%
(GulfBase.com - 28/01/2015)

The Saudi stock market ended Tuesday’s trading session solidly in the green. The benchmark Tadawul All-Share Index posted its largest intra-day increase of 2015, adding 206 points or 2.43 percent to close at 8,686.16. TASI’s year-to-date collection

Saudi stock market set to open to foreigners in first half as planned
(Bloomberg - 28/01/2015)

Saudi Arabia said it’s on track to open the Arab world’s biggest stock market to foreigners in the first half of the year, confirming no change of policy since a the new king ascended to the throne following King Abdullah’s death. The Capital Markets

Qatar shares extend gains, inch towards 12,000 mark
(Gulf Times - 28/01/2015)

Foreign institutions’ strong buying interests overcame the selling pressure from local retail and institutional investors that the Qatar Stock Exchange inched towards the 12,000 mark. Industrials stocks largely propelled the 20-stock Qatar Index (based

Oman share index ends lower
(Times of Oman - 28/01/2015)

MSM30 Index ended the day on a negative note at 6,591.73 points, down by 0.80 per cent. MSM Sharia index declined by 0.48 per cent to close at 985.83 points. Al Anwar Holding was the most active in terms of volume while Bank Muscat was the most active in

Dubai index reverses sharp losses after Saudi jumps
(Gulf News - 27/01/2015)

Dubai index ended almost flat on Tuesday, recovering from sharp losses earlier in the session led by Arabtec following a rebound in Saudi’s Tadawul. The Dubai Financial Market General Index ended 0.08 per cent lower at 3,720.39, after falling as much as

Saudi stock market to open to foreigners by mid-2015: CMA chief
(Saudi Gazette - 27/01/2015)

Saudi Arabia is on track to open its stock market to foreign investors by the end of June, the market's chief regulator said on Monday. A final date will be announced after relevant regulations are issued but it “will be before the end of the first half

Qatar shares edge down on selling pressure
(Gulf Times - 27/01/2015)

Selling pressure, notably in consumer goods stocks, on Monday manoeuvred the Qatar Stock Exchange back onto the negative trajectory. Islamic stocks weakened faster as the 20-stock Qatar Index (based on price data) shed 0.1% to 11,836.07 points amid rise

Oman share index ends flat
(United Securities - 27/01/2015)

Amid weak trading activity, the MSM30 Index ended the day on a flat note at 6,644.92 points, up by 0.01 per cent. MSM Sharia index decreased by 0.07 per cent to close at 990.63 points. Al Anwar Holding was the most active in terms of volume as well as

Etisalat weathers the storm at Abu Dhabi bourse
(AME Info - 26/01/2015)

Similar to the Dubai market, the ADX General Index was hit by new global market volatility but to a lesser degree. The gauge closed off 0.96 per cent to reach 4,534.51 points on Monday, January 26, in the wake of the Greek election shock – where the

Saudi succession, positive Q4 results may lift Gulf
(Reuters - 26/01/2015)

Saudi Arabia's swift transition of power may boost the kingdom's stock market on Monday, although analysts' views differ on potential economic policy adjustments; positive earnings reports may support other Gulf markets. After the death of King Abdullah

Banking, telecom stocks help QSE snap 5-day losing streak
(Gulf Times - 26/01/2015)

Reversing the five-day bearish spell, the Qatar Stock Exchange yesterday opened the week on a stronger note on an across-the-board buying; particularly in banking and telecom stocks. Foreign institutions’ net buying helped the 20-stock Qatar Index (based

QCB real estate price index indicates pullback
(The Peninsula - 26/01/2015)

DOHA: Qatar’s real estate price value gains have softened a bit in December 2014 compared to the previous month. Qatar Central Bank’s (QCB) updated real estate price index, which tracks Qatar’s real estate market value, declined 3 percent in December on

UAE stock indexes go in opposite directions
(The National - 26/01/2015)

Benchmarks in Dubai and Abu Dhabi headed in opposite directions yesterday, the first day of trade since the death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah. The Dubai Financial Market General Index ended 0.5 per cent lower at 3,862.25 points, while the Abu Dhabi

Islamic banks show off earings strength and asset quality
(Gulfnews - 26/01/2015)

Dubai: In a new set of bank results announced on Sunday, the country’s two Islamic banks displayed their balance sheet strength and high profitability, reinforcing the robust health of the UAE’s banking sector. Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), the largest

Abu Dhabi stocks up on FGB rally
(Khaleej Times - 26/01/2015)

Dubai — The Abu Dhabi stock market index climbed to the highest level in almost a month while Dubai shares retreated on Sunday as most other regional markets, with the exception of Qatar, remained closed following the death of Saudi Arabia’s King

Tadawul: Media shares jump over 4%
(GulfBase.com - 26/01/2015)

The benchmark Tadawul All-Share Index (TASI) dug in at 8,480.1 points on Monday. It rose over one percent just after the opening bell and spending entire session above the breakeven line gained 0.69 percent. All market cap indices ended the day in the

Profits of listed Saudi firms up 4% to SR114.6 billion in 2014
(Arab News - 25/01/2015)

Profits of Saudi listed companies and banks rose by 4 percent to hit SR114.6 billion by the end of 2014 compared to SR110.4 billion in 2013, according to a financial report. Capitals of the listed companies stood at SR488.5 billion whereas their market

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